Crestone Needle, Colorado

Prominence: 437 ft, 133 m

Elevation: 14,197 feet, 4327 meters

True Isolation: 0.44 mi, 0.72 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 14,203 ft / 4329 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 57' 53'' N, 105° 34' 36'' W
37.964729, -105.576568 (Dec Deg)
449354 E 4202058 N, Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionCuster

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     USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #23)
     Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #18)
     Customary Western USA Fourteeners (Rank #25) Colorado Fourteeners (Rank #19)
     United States 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #45)
     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Unranked)
     Colorado Centennial Peaks (Top 100) (Rank #18)
     United States 13,750-foot Peaks (Rank #45)
     Colorado 13,700-foot Peaks (Rank #18)
     Colorado 13,500 foot Peaks (Rank #18)
     Colorado Thirteeners (Rank #18)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Roach)
       A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (Borneman, Lampert)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 323
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 299)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2001-06-10 by Petter Bjørstad
     2002-06-16 by Joe Lavelle
     2006-06-17 by Mountain Climber
     2006-07 by J Thornton
     2009-08-01 by David Foster
     2010-05-16 by Fred Newman (Unsuccessful)
     2010-08-01 by Donnie Puckle
     2013-06-08 by Matt Lemke
     2013-08-25 by Chris Jaquet
     2015-08-14 by Ben Ryan
     2015-10-03 by Tom Kennedy (Unsuccessful)
     2016-09-10 by Paul Andrews
     2017-08-20 by Nick Logel
     2017-08-26 by Whiley Hall
     2017-08-31 by Tarush Bali
     2018-07-15 by Jeremy McGuire
     2018-08-11 by Tyler King
     2018-08-18 by Ben Ryan
     2018-08-28 by Andrew Holman
     2019-08-17 by Ben Brownlee (GPS Track)
     2020-07-01 by Dustin Erickson
     2020-07-19 by William Musser (Unsuccessful)
     2020-07-29 by Bob Burd
     2020-08-18 by Thomas Fullerton
     2020-08-25 by Harvest Mondello (Unsuccessful)
     2020-08-27 by Reid Wagner
     2020-09-05 by Ellen Sebastian
     2020-09-07 by Shane Kramer
     2021-07-18 by William Musser (GPS Track)
     2021-07-19 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2021-08-28 by Cooper Eitel
     2022-08-12 by Stan Barlow (GPS Track)
     2022-09-11 by Benji Schatz

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Crestone Needle (1984-09-10). Photo by John Vitz.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 437 ft/133 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 477 ft/145 m
  Line Parent: Crestone Peak - East Peak
  Key Col: 13,760 ft/4194 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.44 mi/0.72 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.9675, -105.5842
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Crestone Peak - East Peak  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Southern Rocky Mountains
Range4: Sangre de Cristo Range
Range5: Northern Sangre de Cristo Range
Range6: Crestone Group
Drainage Basins
Rio Grande
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean

Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Pike and San Isabel National Forest/Rio Grande National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area
Topo MapCrestone Peak O37105h5 1:24,000
First AscentJuly 24, 1916
    Davis, Eleanor (United States)
    Ellingwood, Albert (United States)
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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The class 3+/4 section of the Eastern Gully of Crestone Needle above the crossover (2021-07-18). Photo by William Musser.
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